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75% of Gift Certificate Sales Help Provide Clean Water

Throughout this week (30 November – 5 December) we will donate 75% of all gift certificate sales to the Upper Tennessee River Roundtable

(Image credit: USDA.)“The Upper Tennessee River Roundtable is a non-profit organization with an overall interest in improving water quality in the Upper Tennessee River Watershed. . . . The Roundtable represents a total of nine counties and two cities. [The] major rivers include the Clinch, Holston (pictured at left), and Powell.

The Upper Tennessee River watershed covers three rivers in Virginia [and Tennessee]: the Clinch, Holston, and Powell rivers. The Roundtable is active in water quality improvement efforts in all three of these rivers. The greater watershed is host to numerous species of fish, mussel, and other aquatic life species. In fact, according to the Nature Conservancy, the Upper Tennessee River watershed greatly exceeds all other watersheds in the lower 48 states in terms of species richness and diversity!”

Other participants include:
Linden Massage, E. Unaka Ave. #1, Johnson City, TN 37601;
Jim Quillen, 5602 Kingsport Highway, Johnson City, TN 37601; and
Bunny Medeiros, 380 E. Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210.

Want to buy gift certificates for that special someone? Give us a call at 423.288.2662 or email us at  Payment may be made by cash, check, Visa or MasterCard.  If you would like to claim the 75% as a tax deduction, you can write a check for that amount directly to the Upper Tennessee River Roundtable.


Appalachian Sustainable Development

Written by Kathlyn Terry, ASD

Appalachian Sustainable Development is a 501(c)(3) organization based in Abingdon, Virginia, serving ten counties in upper east Tennessee and far southwestern Virginia. ASD’s mission is to help build a healthy, locally rooted economy, which meets people’s needs and sustains the environment. ASD was formed in October 1995 by a diverse group of farmers, loggers, entrepreneurs, community activists, environmentalists, and economic development leaders. We continue to work closely with this broad range of folks, both through representation on our board and through numerous joint projects.

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Fundraiser for ASD

(Thanks to all who made this fundraiser a great success! Together, we raised $1312.50 for Appalachian Sustainable Development. We appreciate the help of all who participated!)

ASD at work

ASD at work

During the month of December, we are partnering with Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD) to offer gift certificates for holiday gift giving. Half of the sales proceeds will go to support ASD’s work in the community and may be claimed as an end of the year tax deduction for the happy giver. Additional contributions are also appreciated. For more information, call us at 423-288-2662 or send an email to

About Appalachian Sustainable Development:

Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD) is a not-for-profit organization working in the Appalachian region of Virginia and Tennessee.

Formed in 1995, ASD focuses on developing healthy, diverse and ecologically sound economic opportunities. ASD’s work encompasses two broad areas: building a strong local food system based on organic and sustainable farming and fostering forest conservation through value-added wood processing and “green building.” ASD links consumers with farmers and producers and provides hands-on opportunities for learning, advocacy and civic engagement. Find out more at